Timberwolves rent Nuggets president Tim Connelly


The Minnesota Timberwolves are hiring Tim Connelly on a five-year deal value greater than $40 million that incorporates an possession stake, in keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Connelly has served because the president of the Denver Nuggets since 2013 when Masai Ujiri left the similar function to grow to be the president of the Toronto Raptors. The latter led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA Finals and the Timberwolves will hope for equivalent good fortune out of Connelly.

Right through his time in Denver, the group decided on eventual back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic in the second one around of the 2014 NBA Draft. The Nuggets additionally drafted Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. and Bones Hyland with first-round alternatives. Final yr, the group got Aaron Gordon in a business with the Orlando Magic.

After lacking the playoffs in Connelly’s first 5 years on the helm, the Nuggets have made the playoffs in 4 instantly seasons however have not complicated previous the Western Convention Semifinals.

The Timberwolves made the playoffs this season however had been bounced within the first around by means of the Memphis Grizzlies in six video games.


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